The Level 2 course is full-day of training. It reinforces
and builds upon Kayak Quickstart skills. Propulsion and turning strokes are expanded
upon, kayak maneuvers are refined and low bracing skills (to keep you from falling over)
are introduced. In
addition, you’ll learn how to rescue others – and how to be rescued - in
deep water, using the T/X-Rescue. You’ll also learn how to rescue yourself,
without assistance from others (paddle float re-entry). After
acquiring Level 2 skills and plenty of practice, you’ll become a
very confident and competent paddler in calm, protected waters. Full Level 2
competence also requires successful completion of at least one (and we
recommend several) day trips of at least 5 miles in protected water.
KayakTraining.com has several day and overnight trips
to choose from when you're ready. When you feel ready you should be
able to take the ACA Level 1 or 2
Assessment and earn your Kayak Certification.
Some of the topics covered include: